Day: May 5, 2019

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Buddy Read — Starting Tomorrow

Elentarri and I are embarking on a buddy read of Clea Koff’s The Bone Woman, starting tomorrow.  If anybody would like to join us, please do!   The book blurb:   In 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since World War II to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later, Clea […]

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Finding More Blogs to Follow, Part 3 — a Revival of “Follow Fridays”?

Reblogged from: Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books   Those who were active on this site before mid-2018 probably remember “Follow Fridays”, a series of interviews presenting individual BookLikes bloggers.  (For reference, the last “Follow Fridays” post, with links to all previous posts at the bottom, is HERE.)   OB brought up the idea of reviving that […]

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Barbara Pym: An Unsuitable Attachment — Part 4: 183 of 255 Pages

Spent another enjoyable afternoon with Ianthe, the vicar and his wife, and their parishioners and acquaintances.  Things are moving along at a rather surprising pace in Ianthe’s life, and not in the right direction at all in Penelope’s.  A trip to Rome provides interesting insights (to the characters as well as to the reader).  I […]

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Barbara Pym: An Unsuitable Attachment — Part 3: 118 of 255 Pages

“He worked contentedly for some time and was deep in the intricacies of a genealogy when the telephone rang.  It was a colleague, Everard Bone, who with his wife Mildred was to be one of the guests at the dinner arty that evening. ‘Such a nuisance, Mildred seems to have flu,’ he said irritably.  ‘She […]

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Barbara Pym: An Unsuitable Attachment — Part 2: 110 of 255 Pages

“‘Is Mrs Gammon ill as well, then?’ asked Ianthe helplessly. ‘Not that I know of.  She’s not at home.  It’s her bingo night,’ the vicar explained. ‘Bingo?‘  Ianthe gave the word a horriefied emphasis, for it sounded unsuitable coming from his pale lips.“ Take that, bingo-loving BookLikers … 🙂   Overall review and other reading […]

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